Uzbekistan Temir Yollari (Uzbekistan Railways) started to transport carfo via new railroad Angren-Pap.
According to the company, over 10 trains with various cargoes run on Angren-Pap railroad a day. The company said it would soon send 20 trains a day.
Uzbekistan Temir Yollari said that currently there were all conditions for transportation of cargo to and from Ferghana Valley.
The Uzbek company said that oil and oil products, chemical and fertilizers, quartz sand were transported via new railroad.
Fruits and vegetables are regularly transported to the markets of Uzbekistan. The railway also allows to export fruits, vegetables and melons.
The railway line Angren-Pap will directly link regions of the Fergana Valley with other regions of Uzbekistan. The project completes the creation of a unified national rail network. The length of the railway is 123.1 km, including a tunnel with the length of 19.2 km.
According to Uzbekistan Temir Yollari, the new railway will allow to transport about 10 million tons of cargo a year. In the first year, it is planned that some 600,000 passengers will be transported via new railroad.
New railway is an important part of the rail corridor “China – Central Asia – Europe” and will contribute to further development of Uzbekistan’s economy.
The project cost was $1.63 billion. Some $810 million were used for construction of railroads up to the tunnel. Another $455 million were used to construct the tunnel.
The tunnel, constructed by Uzbekistan Temir Yollari and China Railway Tunnel Group, hold the eighth place in the world by its complexity. (UzDaily/Business World Magazine)
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